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Sales tax holidays: Economic boost or lost state revenue?

Aug 2, 2013
From Massachusetts to Alabama, sales tax on everything from socks to laptops will be waived. But not every state wants to leave those tax dollars on the table.
Posted In: Taxes, Retail, holiday shopping

How to hack your holiday returns

Jan 2, 2013
Be patient, be persistent, keep your receipts. And you might just have many happy returns.
Posted In: Retail, return policies, holiday shopping

Holiday sales grow at weakest pace since 2008

Dec 26, 2012
Hurricane Sandy, the threat of the fiscal cliff, and the election may have all contributed to a disappointing holiday shopping season.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, Hurricane Sandy

Economic signals mixed as year comes to a close

Dec 24, 2012
Fiscal cliff negotiations continue to worry markets, but end of the year holiday sales are bringing some cheer to the economy.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, holiday shopping, Retail

A look at this year's holiday shopping numbers

Dec 24, 2012
According to the NPD Group, shoes rank among the top sellers this holiday season.
Posted In: shoes, holiday shopping

Merry Christmas and many unhappy returns

Dec 24, 2012
The day after Thanksgiving is known as the biggest retail sales day of the year. The day after Christmas is the start of the biggest week for holiday gift returns and a tough time for retailers.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail, Black Friday

Stores make the most of long shopping season

Dec 20, 2012
Christmas is on a Tuesday this year, meaning procrastinators get an extra day at the beginning of next week to finish up their shopping. And because Thanksgiving was as early as it could be this year, it's an extra-long holiday season for retailers.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, Christmas

Five tips for getting the best price online

Dec 19, 2012
How to navigate the brave new -- and complicated -- world of dynamic pricing.
Posted In: holiday shopping, online shopping

The brave new world of dynamic pricing

Dec 19, 2012
Online retailers are changing their prices multiple times a day, raising prices when they can, lowering them when they must. Want a better deal? Wait 10 minutes.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, dynamic pricing, online shopping

'Santa' and 'budget' can coexist

Dec 14, 2012
Families and experts share how they express their generosity without pulling out the plastic.
Posted In: holiday shopping

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